school-healthThe League of Women Voters of El Paso County has scheduled a panel discussion on behavioral health Thursday, Nov. 13, featuring five speakers working in industries related to the topic.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church at 420 N. Nevada Ave. It will be free, open to the public and include dinner.

The behavioral health discussion, which will follow a short presentation on the League’s role in the community, will feature five panelists:

• Lori Jarvis, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs and AspenPointe’s 2013 Hero of Mental Health;

• Cheryl Stine, a licensed professional counselor and certified addictions counselor who has worked for AspenPointe since 1997 and served on NAMI’s board of directors as well as the Regional Advisory Council to the Area Agency on Aging for the past six years;

• Carol Scott, senior associate with Everyday Democracy, chair of the steering committee for the Food for Thought program and coordinator of NAMI program Mental Health Begins with ME;

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• Carrie Baatz, a community organizer at the Independence Center, support group facilitator and presenter of the In Our Own Voice program for NAMI; and

• Madeline Arroyo, a bilingual medical interpreter, reading interventionist and a peer support specialist with AspenPointe at Colorado State University.

To RSVP, contact Sharon LaMothe at 473-7083 or For more information, visit